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COMMENT: The 14-time Major winner deserves to be venerated just as much as Jack Nicklaus for his career achievements, yet he is not loved

Sound of Munich is sweeter than mutterings of Merion for Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia responded to a disappointing showing at the US Open to vault into contention for the BMW International Open here with a spectacular third round of 65.

Justin Rose celebrates victory at the US Open

US Open 2013: Justin Rose moves up to third in the world with victory at Merion

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hold the top two positions

Pretty lethal: Ian Poulter attempts to blast out of a sand trap on the 16th hole as he completed his second round

US Open 2013: Ian Poulter discovers Merion favours the lucky player

This brute of a course punishes good shots rather than testing the best as many have discovered

Luke Donald celebrates a birdie on the 13th during his second round

US Open day two: Equal terms at Merion

On equal terms with Merion. In two days’ time that might just be enough to make a major champion of Luke Donald. A birdie at the penultimate hole of his second round helped ease the pain of the five bogeys in six holes that preceded it. As he put it: “I’m in a good place, excited to be in contention.”

The Sport Matrix: Friday 24 May 2013

City chief Soriano wants five trophies in next five years

Sergio Garcia tries to concentrate on the golf yesterday

Toxic phrase count rises as European Tour chief talks of 'coloured athletes'

CEO George O'Grady 'deeply regrets using inappropriate word' in attempt to help Garcia

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 23 May 2013

Pellegrini edges closer to City role

Lee Westwood plays a shot at the 11th during his second round

Slowly but surely Lee Westwood is recovering the aura of old

This was a twirly stick day for Lee Westwood, when the shots he likes, and there were plenty of those on the second day at The Players, are finished off with an extravagant flourish of the club. It is the golfing equivalent of ’ave it, and not unique to Westwood. It is just that we have seen too little of it of late.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 18 April 2013

Terry's double helps Chelsea stroll back into third place

Adam Scott of Australia receives his green jacket from 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson

The Masters 2013: How Greg Norman finally won a Green Jacket for Australia

Adam Scott reveals that the Great White Shark’s support gave him back the belief he had lost

Sergio Garcia on day one at the Masters

The Masters 2013: Sergio Garcia - the Goran Ivanisevic of golf

Spaniard shares lead at Augusta after first day

Augusta Diary: Magic man all out of tricks

Nicknamed "Magic Man", Wednesday's Par 3 challenge winner Ted Potter Jnr must have known even his best spell wouldn't be enough as he attempted to become the first player to win the traditional curtain-raiser and main event in the same year. "I don't care about the curse," he insisted. "Just winning something here makes my week already."

Tiger Woods claims his first Green Jacket in 1997

The Masters 2013: in numbers

Ahead of the action in Augusta, we select 18 poignant figures

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 10 April 2013

Woods confident of beating Nicklaus' Major record

Way back when: Nick Faldo sports the green jacket in 1996

The Masters: British hopefuls aim to pick their way past Tiger Woods

It is 17 years since Sir Nick Faldo last raised the flag of the Union at Augusta, 14 since a European triumph. There has been a Fijian, a Canadian, an Argentinian and a South African winner since Jose Maria Olazabal won the second of his green jackets in 1999, but those apart, golfers from the United States have turned the first major of the season into the parochial affair it always was before Severiano Ballesteros in 1980 ushered in a golden epoch for European golf.

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